In old times, Laurent was an international sales director in the advertising sector with a bachelor’s degree in law and a Master’s in business. But that definitely was not the way he saw life. So, after another master’s in art history and expertise, he became a licensed guide in Paris and worked in fundraising for the French National Monuments. He now organizes private events and team-building classes for company executives in Parisian museums, and regularly takes French visitors for trips to Madrid and other Spanish cities.
Specializing in paintings, ranging from medieval altarpieces to Impressionist, Laurent loves the dense network of museums both big and small in Paris. Each has its specific focus, but together they tell the fascinating history of French and European art and aesthetics. He particularly enjoys exploring lesser-known places like the Cluny Museum of medieval art or the Carnavalet Museum of Parisian history. Followed by a good French lunch in the neighborhood, of course.
Fluent in English, French and Italian, Laurent has published articles on the art market in "Vox Patrimonia" magazine which he created a few years ago. Besides his passion for museums, he is also very interested in politics and culture, including ... wine and food!
- Delve into the heart of 19th-century Parisian creativity with an exploration of Montmartre and Nouvelle Athènes. Together with Laurent, you'll visit the haunts and havens of the artistic elite at Musée de Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge, the Museum of Romantic Life in the house of painter Ary Schaeffer, the house of painter Gustave Moreau.
- Trace the lives of some of the most influential art collectors in Paris. From the homes of Paul Marmottan, painter Jean-Jacques Henner, and Nissim de Camondo, to Parc Monceau, Musée Cernuschi, Musée Jacquemart-André, and Musée Rodin, Laurent will lead you through the patron and artist relationships which fueled the artistic scene during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Escape the city and into the opulent realm of French estates with visits to Château Chantilly and the medieval city of Senlis, the royal Château Fontainebleau, or Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte which inspired Versailles.
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